Sahara Dance

4433 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,  DC 20016

Phone: (202) 362-4400



Events

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Costa Rica with Rachel Brice

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Costa Rica with Rachel Brice
02:00 pm - 02/09/2019

At Sahara Dance

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz Experience the beauty of Costa Rica while studying with a founder of tribal fusion...

Past Events

Journey Through Egypt Intensive / Certification w/ Sahra Saeeda

Journey Through Egypt Intensive / Certification w/ Sahra Saeeda
06:00 pm - 11/02/2018

At Sahara Dance

Sahara Dance is pleased to host Sahra Saeeda’s Journey through Egypt Workshop Intensive / Certification Series! Journey through Egypt (JtE) is a structured series...

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Thailand with Rachel Brice

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Thailand with Rachel Brice
12:00 pm - 09/15/2018

At Sahara Dance

Put the world on pause to immerse yourself in an intensive yoga and dance retreat designed to rejuvenate your love for belly dance. Experience the island beauty...

Nubian Dance with Mohamed Ali

Nubian Dance with Mohamed Ali
01:00 pm - 05/26/2018

At Sahara Dance

Join us for an afternoon of happy and energetic Nubian-style folkloric dance! Nubian dance originates in an extremely hot region between Egypt and the Sudan, which...

World Touring Guest Artist: Rachel Brice

World Touring Guest Artist: Rachel Brice
06:30 pm - 05/11/2018

At Sahara Dance

Twitch Friday 6:30-9:30pm Contrasting fluid technique with quick isolations + musicality = WHOA. In this workshop we’ll learn how to develop the contrasting...

Choreography with Fallahi Flavor

Choreography with Fallahi Flavor
01:00 pm - 05/05/2018

At Sahara Dance

Learn an upbeat choreography that includes typical Fallahi style steps, and of course, the interpretation that characterizes it. This choreography is perfect to...

Intro to Belly Dance

Intro to Belly Dance
11:00 am - 05/05/2018

At Sahara Dance

Discover the timeless beauty and joy of this organic dance. Students will learn basic technique including lifted stance and posture, shimmies, isolations, undulations...

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment
02:00 pm - 04/29/2018

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

16th Annual Under a Desert Moon Gala

16th Annual Under a Desert Moon Gala
04:00 pm - 04/28/2018

At Sahara Dance

Don’t miss the 16th anniversary of this exhilarating show: Under a Desert Moon With over 100 dancers and drummers on stage, each show will feature performances...

Show Day Preparations Workshops

Show Day Preparations Workshops
02:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At Sahara Dance

Costuming for Stage with Gretchen 2:00-3:30pm Skirt too short? Bra too small? Beads falling off? Fasteners won’t stay closed? Come and learn some simple tips...

Street Shaabi Dance Workshop

Street Shaabi Dance Workshop
07:00 pm - 04/13/2018

At Sahara Dance

Shaabi Street dance is a new dance in Egypt called Mahrganat Sha’abi. It emerged from post revolution youth culture and is characterized by a blend of indigenous...

World Touring Guest Artist: Chudney Raks

World Touring Guest Artist: Chudney Raks
02:00 pm - 04/07/2018

At Sahara Dance

Oriental Technique & Combinations Á la Chudney! Come experience her beautiful technique and learn fun combinations. ​ Chudney is a professional belly dance artist...

Tools for Taqsim with Leilah Moon

Tools for Taqsim with Leilah Moon
02:00 pm - 03/31/2018

At Sahara Dance

In these solo improvised sections in classical Arabic music, the dancer uses slow, fluid transitions to melt and swell into the movements of a single instrument...

The Sacred in Sexy

The Sacred in Sexy
02:00 pm - 03/24/2018

At Sahara Dance

A Sensual Sexual Healing of Self Experience Through a variety of exercises, meditations, sister bonding group shares, movement, belly dance and more, we will both...

Intro to Tribal

Intro to Tribal
02:00 pm - 03/10/2018

At Sahara Dance

Tribal belly dance is a uniquely American art form that emerged out of the Middle Eastern dance community in California and evolved into several distinct styles....

Sahara Dance Spring Hafla

Sahara Dance Spring Hafla
08:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

A “hafla” is a Middle Eastern dance party, and this is a great opportunity to take your belly dancing out of the classroom and try out your moves in a supportive...

Egyptian Dance Combinations

Egyptian Dance Combinations
02:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

Learn fun Egyptian Dance combinations drawn from Mohamed Shahin’s teachings at the 2018 Egyptian Dance Retreat in Costa Rica! Designed to give the full flavor...

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin
02:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

Saturday: Modern Egyptian Oriental Brand new material! Choreography not taught in NYC or Miami. New, just for you! Workshop includes a 30-minute break. Sunday:...

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin
02:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

Saturday: Modern Egyptian Oriental Brand new material! Choreography not taught in NYC or Miami. New, just for you! Workshop includes a 30-minute break. Sunday:...

Live Drum Solo

Live Drum Solo
02:00 pm - 02/17/2018

At Sahara Dance

Learn a short and sassy drum solo choreography with live drummers. The piece will be infused with call and response, a few quirky movements, and lots of belly and...

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Costa Rica with Rachel Brice

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Costa Rica with Rachel Brice
06:00 pm - 02/10/2018

At Sahara Dance

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz Experience the beauty of Costa Rica while studying with a founder of tribal fusion...

Zills Choreography

Zills Choreography
02:00 pm - 02/10/2018

At Sahara Dance

Take out your finger cymbals and brush up your zills skills! In this workshop, you will learn a short zills choreography, melding rhythms and belly dance moves into...

Pop Divas Belly Dance Fusion!

Pop Divas Belly Dance Fusion!
02:00 pm - 02/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Adele - Join Brianne for an afternoon of fun! In this workshop, you will use the moves you are learning in your technique class, set to...

World Touring Guest Artist: Paula

World Touring Guest Artist: Paula
02:00 pm - 01/27/2018

At Sahara Dance

Egyptian Rhythms: Maksum, Baladi, Saidi and Fallahi Learn an easy way to recognize these rhythms: Maksum, Baladi, Saidi and Fallahi! Paula is not a musician and...

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Ali

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Ali
02:00 pm - 01/20/2018

At Sahara Dance

Did you see Mohamed Ali's amazing performance at our Winter Caravan? He is back to teach a fascinating workshop on Jan. 20 only! Saidi folkloric dance is one of...

World Touring Guest Artist: Sabriye

World Touring Guest Artist: Sabriye
01:00 pm - 01/14/2018

At Sahara Dance

Lebanese Cane Lebanese Cane Choreography to Khaleni Shoufak by Nagwa Karam. Canes aren’t only for Saidi! Here is a fast paced choreography inspired by the Lebanese...

Reda, Reda, Reda! Series with Jen

Reda, Reda, Reda! Series with Jen
02:00 pm - 01/13/2018

At Sahara Dance

Spend the semester with Jennifer delving into the signature movements, technique, and stylization of Mahmoud Reda in this 4-part workshop series (8 hours intense...

Intro to Feldenkrais with Mary

Intro to Feldenkrais with Mary
10:00 am - 01/07/2018

At Sahara Dance

Unleash the organizing power of your subconscious. Using small movements in a meditative state, Awareness Through Movement® is a deceptively simple yet powerful...

Zills and Veil Brush Up with Megan

Zills and Veil Brush Up with Megan
12:00 pm - 01/06/2018

At Sahara Dance

Practice your favorite props with this zills and veil brush-up workshop! We’ll review zill patterns and veil wafting techniques, then unleash our props pizzazz...

January Jumpstart Brush Up Workshops

January Jumpstart Brush Up Workshops
11:00 am - 01/06/2018

At Sahara Dance

Revitalize your belly dance practice! These fun and informative workshops are a great way to “jump start” your training in the new year. Workshops include student...

Intro to Belly Dance

Intro to Belly Dance
10:00 am - 01/06/2018

At Sahara Dance

Discover the timeless beauty and joy of this organic dance. Students will learn basic technique including lifted stance and posture, shimmies, isolations, undulations...

World Touring Guest Artist: Shahrzad

World Touring Guest Artist: Shahrzad
06:30 pm - 12/22/2017

At Sahara Dance

Check out new movements and music straight from Egypt! In this workshop you will push your skills with challenging technique drills. Explore new ideas for your choreography...

Sahara Spa presents: Holiday Self Care for Dancers

Sahara Spa presents: Holiday Self Care for Dancers
12:00 pm - 12/17/2017

At Sahara Dance

12:00-2:00pm Holiday Relaxation for Dancers: Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment Come relax and stretch tense muscles during the holiday season! The objectives of...

Sahara Dance Winter Caravan

Sahara Dance Winter Caravan
05:00 pm - 12/16/2017

At Sahara Dance

Dozens of belly dancers and drummers will take the stage for an evening of magic, revelry and dance! The Sahara Dance Winter Caravan features solo performances...

Secrets of Stage Makeup

Secrets of Stage Makeup
12:00 pm - 12/10/2017

At Sahara Dance

You have your sweet dance moves, choreography, costume, but what about the makeup?! Proper makeup puts the finishing touch on all of your hard work and enables you...

Datura Style Technique

Datura Style Technique
02:00 pm - 12/09/2017

At Sahara Dance

Datura Style belly dance, founded by Rachel Brice, includes stylistic influences from ATS® and classic American Cabaret belly dance as well approach to conditioning...

Intro to Veils

Intro to Veils
02:00 pm - 12/02/2017

At Sahara Dance

Learn introductory veil dancing technique, including placement, turns and wafting. Drawing from modern Egyptian-style entrances, dance elegant traveling combinations...

Belly Dance Cardio!

Belly Dance Cardio!
02:00 pm - 11/25/2017

At Sahara Dance

Belly dance Cardio (90 minutes!) Up and at ‘em! Get your blood moving and heart rate up with drills, conditioning exercises, and easy-to-follow choreographies...

Tea Time Lecture: Egyptian Dance in the Victorian Era

Tea Time Lecture: Egyptian Dance in the Victorian Era
02:00 pm - 11/05/2017

At Sahara Dance

The 19th century was a dynamic time for the development of what we now call belly dance, but it was also a period when several persistent myths about the dance originated....

World Touring Guest Artist: Twila

World Touring Guest Artist: Twila
02:00 pm - 11/04/2017

At Sahara Dance

Be the Drum This class is all about the pop, the lock, and the percussiveness of the body in relation to the drum and other percussive noises! In bellydance, there...

Fresh Cairo Combos with Shahrzad

Fresh Cairo Combos with Shahrzad
01:00 pm - 10/29/2017

At Sahara Dance

Check out new movements and music straight from Egypt! In this workshop you will push your skills with challenging technique drills. Explore new ideas for your choreography...

Belly Indian Fusion

Belly Indian Fusion
02:00 pm - 10/28/2017

At Sahara Dance

Known for its sensual beauty and graceful, flowy movement, Odissi (a form of classical Indian dance from the state of Orissa) is often described as the representation...

World Touring Guest Artist: Irina

World Touring Guest Artist: Irina
01:00 pm - 10/22/2017

At Sahara Dance

Fancy Feet! Do you often find yourself stuck to one spot on the floor, working on beautiful isolations… but not advancing in space? Do you have a hard time claiming...

Egyptian Pop Combos

Egyptian Pop Combos
02:00 pm - 10/21/2017

At Sahara Dance

Come dance away an afternoon… Learn fun dance combinations to an Egyptian Pop song! Practice playful movements with upbeat music, including variations to challenge...

Sahara Dance Fall Hafla!

Sahara Dance Fall Hafla!
08:00 pm - 10/14/2017

At Sahara Dance

A “hafla” is a Middle Eastern dance party, and this is a great opportunity to take your belly dancing out of the classroom and try out your moves in a supportive...

Soft, Slow and Stretchy with Rachel

Soft, Slow and Stretchy with Rachel
02:00 pm - 10/14/2017

At Sahara Dance

Immerse yourself in the softer side of belly dance. We will play with ideas for incorporating relaxation, fluidity and extension into simple combinations. Drawing...

Reda Rhythms and Technique

Reda Rhythms and Technique
02:00 pm - 10/07/2017

At Sahara Dance

Spend the afternoon delving into the signature movements and technique of Mahmoud Reda, an Egyptian pioneer of dance theater. Co-founder of the Reda Troupe, Mahmoud...

All-Level Shimmies!

All-Level Shimmies!
02:00 pm - 09/30/2017

At Sahara Dance

An afternoon of coin-jingling, fringe-flying fun! Add a hip shake to your step by learning a great new move for the dance floor, or just review this distinctive...

Romantic Bolero

Romantic Bolero
06:30 pm - 09/27/2017

At Sahara Dance

Learn more about this romantic and sensual bolero dance. Explore new combinations and fall in love with this rhythm with Shazadi. This workshop will focus on technique,...

World Touring Guest Artist: Donna Mejia!

World Touring Guest Artist: Donna Mejia!
06:30 pm - 09/22/2017

At Sahara Dance

The Intermediate/Advanced Fusion Session In pursuit of the balanced attributes of refined technique, we will share a transnational fusion practice session that weighs...

World Touring Guest Artist: Sharon Kihara!

World Touring Guest Artist: Sharon Kihara!
11:30 am - 09/12/2017

At Sahara Dance

I Follow Rivers: A Tribal Fusion Lovely With a Hint of Jazz! This darling of a dance is more fun than a barrel of Swedish fish! After a complete warm up with a special...

World Touring Guest Artist: Jillina

World Touring Guest Artist: Jillina
07:30 pm - 09/11/2017

At Sahara Dance

Magnificent Mejance Time to rock your sharqi! This routine is full of exciting steps beautifully blended with expression. Move to various tempos and explore the...

Soft, Slow & Stretchy

Soft, Slow & Stretchy
02:00 pm - 09/09/2017

At Sahara Dance

Immerse yourself in the softer side of belly dance. We will play with ideas for incorporating relaxation, fluidity and extension into simple combinations. Drawing...

Intro to Belly Dance with Rachel

Intro to Belly Dance with Rachel
10:00 am - 09/09/2017

At Sahara Dance

Discover the timeless beauty and joy of this organic dance. Students will learn basic technique including lifted stance and posture, shimmies, isolations, undulations...

Dancer Recovery Workshop

Dancer Recovery Workshop
02:00 pm - 08/27/2017

At Sahara Dance

What’s your recovery routine after the thrill of performance night is over? This workshop will focus on alleviating the aches and pains that can come the day after...

Sahara Dance Summer Carnival!

Sahara Dance Summer Carnival!
07:00 pm - 08/26/2017

At Sahara Dance

A magical evening of revelry, music and dance! Mardi Gras meets Middle Eastern moulid, featuring: 7:00 pm show: Beginner I / II students Raquettes Samia Raquettes...

Bodacious Drum Solo Choreography

Bodacious Drum Solo Choreography
02:00 pm - 08/19/2017

At Sahara Dance

Explore combinations of powerful shimmies, core isolations, and bodacious hip work in this original choreography to a Sayed Balaha drum solo. Leilah will break down...

90s Summer-fun Belly Dance Fusion!

90s Summer-fun Belly Dance Fusion!
02:00 pm - 08/12/2017

At Sahara Dance

Join Brianne for an afternoon of belly dance combos set to music from the 90s. Play with moves from technique classes in fun practice combos! Meet fellow dancers,...

Yoga for Belly Dancers

Yoga for Belly Dancers
02:00 pm - 08/05/2017

At Sahara Dance

This workshop will feature a complete practice specifically for belly dancers. Yoga is of particular benefit for belly dancers for improving articulation of the...

Oriental Turns and Traveling Steps

Oriental Turns and Traveling Steps
02:00 pm - 07/29/2017

At Sahara Dance

**Please note Randa will be teaching this workshop. Add dynamism to your dance with spins, turns and floor patterns. Learn combinations of traveling steps and...

Persian Dance Master Class with Shahrzad Khorsandi

Persian Dance Master Class with Shahrzad Khorsandi
06:30 pm - 07/28/2017

At Sahara Dance

While learning a beautiful combination, students will focus on Persian dance technique, exploring: -the elegant bodyline which reflects the rich and refined aesthetics...

Journey through Egypt with Sahra Saeeda

Journey through Egypt with Sahra Saeeda
12:00 pm - 07/22/2017

At Sahara Dance

Sahara Dance is pleased to host Sahra Saeeda’s Journey through Egypt Workshop Intensive / Certification Series! Journey through Egypt (JtE) is a structured series...

Baladi Awad & Tet Baladi

Baladi Awad & Tet Baladi
06:30 pm - 07/21/2017

At Sahara Dance

“Baladi” is one of those words that mean so many things; it literally means “my country” but to Egyptian-style dancers it can refer to a specific progression...

Datura Style Belly Dance

Datura Style Belly Dance
02:00 pm - 07/15/2017

At Sahara Dance

Datura Style belly dance, founded by Rachel Brice, includes stylistic influences from ATS® and classic American Cabaret belly dance as well approach to conditioning...

All Level Shimmies!

All Level Shimmies!
02:00 pm - 07/08/2017

At Sahara Dance

An afternoon of coin-jingling, fringe-flying fun! Add a hip shake to your step by learning a great new move for the dance floor, or just review this distinctive...

Drum Solo Choreography for Beginners

Drum Solo Choreography for Beginners
02:00 pm - 07/01/2017

At Sahara Dance

Drum solos are one of the most dynamic and fun parts of a belly dancer’s routine, allowing the dancer to showcase her skill, control, and energy. Laura will be...

Sahara Spa Presents: Summer Solstice Staycation

Sahara Spa Presents: Summer Solstice Staycation
02:00 pm - 06/25/2017

At Sahara Dance

“You have no need to travel anywhere - journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.” -Rumi Welcome the Summer...

Egyptian Dance in the Victorian Era

Egyptian Dance in the Victorian Era
02:00 pm - 06/24/2017

At Sahara Dance

The 19th century was a dynamic time for the development of what we now call belly dance, but it was also a period when several persistent myths about the dance originated....

Summer Hafla with Shahrzad!

Summer Hafla with Shahrzad!
08:00 pm - 06/17/2017

At Sahara Dance

A “hafla” is a Middle Eastern dance party, and this is a great opportunity to take your belly dancing out of the classroom and try out your moves in a supportive...

Master Classes with Shahrzad

Master Classes with Shahrzad
06:30 pm - 06/16/2017

At Sahara Dance

Shahrzad is back for three exciting Master Classes! Early bird pricing ends May 15! Friday, 6:30-9:30 pm: The Art of Contrast Want to add more variety and excitement...

Belly Indian Fusion

Belly Indian Fusion
02:00 pm - 06/10/2017

At Sahara Dance

Known for its sensual beauty and graceful, flowy movement, Odissi (a form of classical Indian dance from the state of Orissa) is often described as the representation...

Sa'idi Assaya (Cane) Combinations

Sa'idi Assaya (Cane) Combinations
02:00 pm - 06/03/2017

At Sahara Dance

Raqs Al Assaya is a cheerful dance from the Sa’id (Upper Egypt), in which the dancer twirls a cane in playful imitation of the men’s regional martial art. (The...

Belly Dance Cardio!

Belly Dance Cardio!
02:00 pm - 05/27/2017

At Sahara Dance

Up and at ‘em! Get your blood moving and heart rate up with drills, conditioning exercises, and easy-to-follow choreographies in a dance cardio format similar...

Workshops with Twila

Workshops with Twila
02:00 pm - 05/20/2017

At Sahara Dance

Join Twila (formerly Khalima) for a day of exciting workshops on May 20! Turkish Spices: Ornamented Arms and Embellishments Join Twila for a fancy-arm exploration...

Developing Choreography: Creating Belly Dance for Stage

Developing Choreography: Creating Belly Dance for Stage
06:00 pm - 05/15/2017

At Sahara Dance

Learn the essentials for creating a belly dance solo or small group choreography for stage with Rachel! Do you have a bit of inspiration, a fragment of a dance...

Mother's Day Mother Daughter Belly Dance!

Mother's Day Mother Daughter Belly Dance!
02:00 pm - 05/14/2017

At Sahara Dance

Alyssum Pohl and her mother, Brooke Pohl, will be co-teaching this class. Students will work on connection exercises, partner stretches and fun and simple belly...

Introduction to Zills

Introduction to Zills
02:00 pm - 05/13/2017

At Sahara Dance

Learn introductory finger cymbal technique, patterns and movement combinations. Designed to accompany Int. Combos: Props Intensive, we highly recommend this workshop...

Intro to Belly Dance with Rachel

Intro to Belly Dance with Rachel
01:00 pm - 05/13/2017

At Sahara Dance

Discover the timeless beauty and joy of this organic dance. Students will learn basic technique including lifted stance and posture, shimmies, isolations, undulations...

Experimental Fusion and Experimental Vision with Rin

Experimental Fusion and Experimental Vision with Rin
12:00 pm - 05/06/2017

At Sahara Dance

***May 6 - June 29*** Rin Ajna, professional belly dance fusion performer and teacher, will be teaching Summer classes at Sahara Dance Central *this summer only!*...

Master Class with Karim Nagi (April 30)

Master Class with Karim Nagi (April 30)
01:00 pm - 04/30/2017

At Sahara Dance

12:00 - 2:00pm Arab Folk Dance Intensive: Dabkeh, Shaabi and Sufi This class is an intensive introduction to the traditional group dances from the Arab world. These...

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment
02:00 pm - 04/22/2017

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

Tribal Tendencies

Tribal Tendencies
02:00 pm - 04/15/2017

At Sahara Dance

Tribal fusion belly dance is an amalgamation of several cultures' indigenous dances. It draws from various dances, mostly from along the Romany road - where millions...

Supple Arms & Rib Isolations

Supple Arms & Rib Isolations
02:00 pm - 04/08/2017

At Sahara Dance

Explore easy, supple movements of the arms and ribs in this awareness through this movement workshop led by Mary Szegda, certified dance therapist and instructor...

Introduction to Qigong & Energy Healing

Introduction to Qigong & Energy Healing
02:00 pm - 04/01/2017

At Sahara Dance

Qigong (chi kung) is an ancient Chinese discipline that integrates physical movement, breathing and focused intention. It is a natural health-maintenance system...

Veil Choreography

Veil Choreography
02:00 pm - 03/25/2017

At Sahara Dance

Ready for an energetic veil piece? This high-energy choreography is filled with angel wings, butterflies, and barrel turns. Specific attention will be given to posture,...

Hula Hoop Dance II

Hula Hoop Dance II
02:00 pm - 03/18/2017

At Sahara Dance

Not just for kids anymore! Hula Hoop Dance is the renovated return of Hula Hooping. Hula Hooping integrates right and left brain functioning, builds core strength,...

The Sacred in Sexy Sunday Series: March 5, 12, 19, 26

The Sacred in Sexy Sunday Series: March 5, 12, 19, 26
02:00 pm - 03/12/2017

At Sahara Dance

The Sacred in Sunday Series will be on Sunday March 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00-4:00pm. A Sensual Sexual Healing of Self Experience Through a variety of exercises,...

Ori Tahiti Advanced Workshop

Ori Tahiti Advanced Workshop
02:00 pm - 03/11/2017

At Sahara Dance

Aloha! Satarra is back to teach Ori Tahiti for Advanced students who have done Tahitian classes before. In this workshop we will learn Otea, as well as other forms...

Sahara Dance Hafla!

Sahara Dance Hafla!
05:00 pm - 03/04/2017

At Sahara Dance

Join us for an evening of coin-jingling, fringe-flying fun! Check out past haflas - youtube.com/watch?v=MjLW39DWXKo A “hafla” is a Middle Eastern dance party,...

Hold the Room Captive

Hold the Room Captive
02:00 pm - 02/04/2017

At Sahara Dance

Masterful performance is more than costuming, technique, and musicality. The ability to captivate an audience may seem like an ephemeral quality, but did you know...

Master Classes with Mohamed Shahin

Master Classes with Mohamed Shahin
02:00 pm - 01/28/2017

At Sahara Dance

***** Saturday, January 28: Modern Egyptian Oriental Brand new material! Choreography not taught in NYC or Miami. New, just for you! Workshop includes a 30-minute...

Dances of Morocco

Dances of Morocco
02:00 pm - 01/21/2017

At Sahara Dance

Get a taste of Morocco’s hundreds of dances with this class, focusing on reggada dance, sikhat, and guedra. Shimmy and stomp to the reggada’s powerful music,...

Elegant Turns and Traveling Steps

Elegant Turns and Traveling Steps
02:00 pm - 01/14/2017

At Sahara Dance

Add dynamism to your dance with spins, turns and floor patterns. Learn combinations of traveling steps and turns most frequently used in belly dance. Specific attention...

Master Class with Sabriye

Master Class with Sabriye
02:00 pm - 01/08/2017

At Sahara Dance

12:00-2:00 pm: Zay al Asal Choreography Originally sung by the Lebanese singer Sabah and composed by Baligh Hamdi, the title of this song (Zay al Asal) means “like...

Egyptian Stars of the Golden Era with Jennifer

Egyptian Stars of the Golden Era with Jennifer
02:00 pm - 01/07/2017

At Sahara Dance

Spend the afternoon learning about some of the most famous belly dancers who danced during the Golden Era of Egyptian Cinema, and who helped to inspire and shape...

“January Jump-start” Brush Up Workshop Series

“January Jump-start” Brush Up Workshop Series
10:00 am - 01/07/2017

At Sahara Dance

Revitalize your belly dance practice! These fun and informative workshops are a great way to “jump start” your training in the new year. Workshops include student...

Mystery in Movement with Rin Ajna

Mystery in Movement with Rin Ajna
01:30 am - 12/17/2016

At Sahara Dance

Learn a new and unusual choreography by Rin Ajna! Participants will be guided through a few exercises in interpreting musical cues to form a greater understanding...

Golden Era Sahara Dance Salon: a Vintage Belly Dance Brunch

Golden Era Sahara Dance Salon: a Vintage Belly Dance Brunch
11:30 am - 12/11/2016

At Sahara Dance

Allow yourself to be swept away by the romantic allure of a dance for the ages. From 1,001 Arabian Nights to present day, belly dance (raqs sharqi) continues to...

Castanets - beginners welcome

Castanets - beginners welcome
01:30 pm - 12/10/2016

At Sahara Dance

Castanets are a percussive instrument used in both the Flamenco and Spanish Dance repertoire. The Spanish name for Castanets (castañuelas) is derived from castaña,...

Master Class with Donna Mejia

Master Class with Donna Mejia
01:30 pm - 12/03/2016

At Sahara Dance

Saturday, December 3, 1:30-3:30 pm: Savory The flavors of vigorous, athletic, percussive and robust movement with Donna Mejia Saturday, December 3, 3:45-5:45 pm:...

Master Class with Zoe Jakes

Master Class with Zoe Jakes
06:30 pm - 11/18/2016

At Sahara Dance

Friday, November 18 - 6:30-9:30 pm: Fire in the Belly: A choreography wrapped in undulations, spirals and diagonal extension A choreography to wake up the spine! Undulations,...

The Art of the Fan in Flamenco

The Art of the Fan in Flamenco
01:30 pm - 11/12/2016

At Sahara Dance

El Arte del Abaníco: The Art of the Fan in Flamenco The fan is arguably the most dramatic and eye-catching of all flamenco props in modern day repertoire. It is...

Introduction to Qigong & Energy Healing

Introduction to Qigong & Energy Healing
01:30 pm - 11/05/2016

At Sahara Dance

Qigong (chi kung) is an ancient Chinese discipline that integrates physical movement, breathing and focused intention. It is a natural health-maintenance system...

Belly-Indian Fusion (6 week) with Lasha Nazira

Belly-Indian Fusion (6 week) with Lasha Nazira
08:00 pm - 11/02/2016

At Sahara Dance

Class meets Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm Sahara Dance Tenleytown November 2-December 14 (6 weeks: no class November 23/ Thanksgiving) Known for its sensual beauty...

Hula / Tahitian Dance (7 weeks)

Hula / Tahitian Dance (7 weeks)
06:00 pm - 11/01/2016

At Sahara Dance

Weekly class: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm November 1 - December 18 (7 weeks) Satarra is here to teach you the art of Tahitian Dance! Originally taught in Tahiti, Tahitian...

Intro to Latin-Belly Dance Rhythms (7 weeks)

Intro to Latin-Belly Dance Rhythms (7 weeks)
05:00 pm - 10/30/2016

At Sahara Dance

Class meets Sundays, 5:00-6:00 pm October 30-December 18 (7 weeks) Infuse your belly dance with Latin rhythms! Designed for students who wish to learn the different...

Flamenco Fit! (90 minutes / 7 weeks)

Flamenco Fit! (90 minutes / 7 weeks)
04:30 pm - 10/30/2016

At Sahara Dance

Class meets Sundays, 4:30-6:00 pm (90 minutes) October 30-December 18 (7 weeks) Single-day drop-in available: $30 At its core, flamenco dancing - like any type...

Tabla I & II: Drums & Rhythms (7 weeks)

Tabla I & II: Drums & Rhythms (7 weeks)
11:00 am - 10/30/2016

At Sahara Dance

Classes meet Sundays: 12:00-1:00 pm: Tabla I: Introduction to Tabla & Rhythms (7 weeks) 11:00am-12:00 pm: Tabla II: Beginner Tabla & Rhythms (7 weeks) First day,...

Muscle Technique: Belly Rolls and Laybacks

Muscle Technique: Belly Rolls and Laybacks
01:30 pm - 10/29/2016

At Sahara Dance

Learn how to access the snake in your belly, how to isolate like a pro, improve your abdominal strength and back flexibility for general well-being, and gain a deeper...

Master Class with Shahrzad

Master Class with Shahrzad
06:30 pm - 10/07/2016

At Sahara Dance

Friday, October 7: Oriental Choreography Delve into a detailed choreography to a classic Egyptian song and explore the layers of technique, musicality, and emotion...

Master Class with Virginia

Master Class with Virginia
01:30 pm - 08/20/2016

At Sahara Dance

Saturday, 1:30-5:30 pm: NEW! Oriental Opening Set the stage with a charismatic and potent entrance that will be an instant crowd pleaser. This dynamic piece incorporates...

Master Class with Virginia

Master Class with Virginia
01:30 pm - 08/20/2016

At Sahara Dance

Saturday, 1:30-5:30 pm: NEW! Oriental Opening Set the stage with a charismatic and potent entrance that will be an instant crowd pleaser. This dynamic piece incorporates...

Massage Ball Stretch & Alignment

Massage Ball Stretch & Alignment
01:00 pm - 08/14/2016

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

Sahara Dance Carnival!

Sahara Dance Carnival!
05:00 pm - 08/13/2016

At Sahara Dance

A magical evening of revelry, music and dance! Mardi Gras meets Middle Eastern moulid, featuring: Al-‘Anqa (solo) Clayge (solo) Daisy (solo) Gretchen (solo) Isabel...

Tangos por Fiesta with La Magdalena

Tangos por Fiesta with La Magdalena
01:30 pm - 08/06/2016

At Sahara Dance

This workshop is dedicated to flamenco song, dance and guitar and how they support each other in the form of Tangos (said to have come from the sound of a drum,...

Master Class with Shahrzad Khorsandi: Classical Persian Dance

Master Class with Shahrzad Khorsandi: Classical Persian Dance
01:30 pm - 07/30/2016

At Sahara Dance

Persia, bordering Central Asia and the Middle East, is the home of Classical Persian Dance. This dance style is a fluid yet rhythmic dance form, which emphasizes...

Introduction to Belly Dance * Sahara Dance Downtown

Introduction to Belly Dance * Sahara Dance Downtown
07:00 pm - 07/25/2016

At Sahara Dance

Voted the Best Dance Class in DC! Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on...

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson
01:30 pm - 07/23/2016

At Sahara Dance

Not just for kids anymore! Hula Hoop Dance is the renovated return of hula hooping. Learn how to hoop on and off the body, walk, turn, spin, twirl, change levels...

Clowning Around: the Art of Authentic Performance

Clowning Around: the Art of Authentic Performance
01:30 pm - 07/16/2016

At Sahara Dance

Clowns are the doctors of the performance world; laughter is the best medicine. In this workshop, Alyssum will ask you to use your belly dance vocabulary to explore...

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel
03:45 pm - 07/09/2016

At Sahara Dance

Voted the Best Dance Class in DC! Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on...

Soft, Slow & Stretchy with Rachel

Soft, Slow & Stretchy with Rachel
01:30 pm - 07/09/2016

At Sahara Dance

Immerse yourself in the softer side of belly dance. We will play with ideas for incorporating relaxation, fluidity and extension into simple combinations. Drawing...

Tahitian Dance with Satarra

Tahitian Dance with Satarra
01:30 pm - 07/02/2016

At Sahara Dance

Satarra is here to teach you Tahitian Dance! Originally taught and performed in the island of Tahiti, Tahitian dance is widely known and practiced world-wide. The...

Sahara Tribal Performance Project (8 weeks)

Sahara Tribal Performance Project (8 weeks)
08:15 pm - 06/21/2016

At Sahara Dance

Learn a challenging, fast-paced choreography inspired by the delightful Mardi Love incorporating intricate footwork, traveling and turning atop multi-layering undulations...

Journey through Egypt (JtE) Certification with Sahra Saeeda

Journey through Egypt (JtE) Certification with Sahra Saeeda
12:00 am - 06/18/2016

At Sahara Dance

Sahara Dance is pleased to host Sahra Saeeda’s Journey through Egypt Workshop Intensive / Certification Series! Journey through Egypt (JtE) is a structured series...

Master Class with Sahra Saeeda

Master Class with Sahra Saeeda
02:00 pm - 06/17/2016

At Sahara Dance

Classic Advanced Reda Combinations Mahmoud Reda is the pioneer in Egyptian Folkloric Theatrical dance, crafting his own repertoire of movement and steps from a variety...

Cante Chico with La Magdalena

Cante Chico with La Magdalena
01:30 pm - 06/11/2016

At Sahara Dance

NOTE: this workshop is for all levels. Those already with dance and accompaniment skills will refine (or start to sing!). Those who don't know will get a taste of...

The Sacred in Sexy with dIvInAkArInA

The Sacred in Sexy with dIvInAkArInA
07:00 pm - 06/10/2016

At Sahara Dance

A Sensual Sexual Healing of Self Experience Through a variety of exercises, meditations, sister bonding group shares, movement, belly dance and more, we will both...

Developing Choreography Intensive: Creating a Solo

Developing Choreography Intensive: Creating a Solo
06:00 pm - 06/06/2016

At Sahara Dance

Learn the essentials for creating a belly dance solo or small group choreography for stage. Delve deeply into your creativity through structured improvisation to...

Yoga for Dancers: Reclaim Your Body & Spirit

Yoga for Dancers: Reclaim Your Body & Spirit
12:30 pm - 05/29/2016

At Sahara Dance

Invoke your feminine essence through subtle energy-balancing practices, breathing techniques and expressive dance. Yoga for Dancers is a unique blend of ritual...

Castanets with La Magdalena

Castanets with La Magdalena
01:30 pm - 05/28/2016

At Sahara Dance

“Pa rrrr i a pi ta!” Castanets are a percussive instrument used in both the Flamenco and Spanish Dance repertoire whose origins date back to the Phoenicians...

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson
01:30 pm - 05/21/2016

At Sahara Dance

Not just for kids anymore! Hula Hoop Dance is the renovated return of hula hooping. Learn how to hoop on and off the body, walk, turn, spin, twirl, change levels...

Nubian Dance with Omoladun

Nubian Dance with Omoladun
01:30 pm - 05/14/2016

At Sahara Dance

Join us for an afternoon of happy and energetic Nubian-style folkloric dance! Nubian dance originates in an extremely hot region between Egypt and the Sudan, which...

Rachel Brice Retreat: The HeART of Belly Dance, Bali 2016

Rachel Brice Retreat: The HeART of Belly Dance, Bali 2016
12:00 am - 05/14/2016

At Sahara Dance

Heart of Belly Dance retreat with Rachel Brice Desa Seni, Bali *** May 14-21, 2016 The Heart of Belly Dance Retreats focus on the joy of belly dance as a way to...

Flamenco Fit! Workshop with La Magdalena

Flamenco Fit! Workshop with La Magdalena
03:00 pm - 05/08/2016

At Sahara Dance

Get ready for a unique workout, immerse in a totally NEW experience… and sweat like you’re in Southern Spain! **NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY** In this 4-week...

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel
10:00 am - 05/07/2016

At Sahara Dance

Voted the Best Dance Class in DC! Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on...

Master Class with Rachel Brice

Master Class with Rachel Brice
06:30 pm - 05/06/2016

At Sahara Dance

** SOLD OUT ** If you didn't get a spot, please post your interest in the comments below. If someone is no longer able to attend, they will post/sell the spot in...

Unconventional Costuming with Khalima

Unconventional Costuming with Khalima
03:45 pm - 04/23/2016

At Sahara Dance

Develop your eye for building costuming with items and fabrics that can be found anywhere! We will learn to begin looking at clothing and jewelry items with the...

Character Sketch Room with Khalima

Character Sketch Room with Khalima
01:30 pm - 04/23/2016

At Sahara Dance

Have you ever wanted to be a dancing creature, something from nature, or embody something completely new? This class is all about bringing fantasy to life, through...

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment with Lisa Johnson

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment with Lisa Johnson
01:00 pm - 04/17/2016

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

Intro to Turkish Rom with Eugenia

Intro to Turkish Rom with Eugenia
01:30 pm - 04/16/2016

At Sahara Dance

The nomadic Romany or Roma people (sometimes referred to by the slur “gypsy”) dance a vibrant style filled with gestures, pelvic movements, and complicated footwork. While...

Relax, Renew, Restore with Na'la

Relax, Renew, Restore with Na'la
03:45 pm - 04/02/2016

At Sahara Dance

This workshop is all about melting tension in the body like melting the winter ice to make way for spring. It will be a time to breathe into those tight places on...

Shining Bright on Stage! Stage Presence and Projection for All Types of Performers with Na'la

Shining Bright on Stage! Stage Presence and Projection for All Types of Performers with Na'la
01:30 pm - 04/02/2016

At Sahara Dance

We’ve all heard our teacher say “Project to the back or the theater!” but what does that mean? How do we do it and how can we practice it? How can we connect...

Introduction to Belly Dance

Introduction to Belly Dance
10:00 am - 04/02/2016

At Sahara Dance

Voted the Best Dance Class in DC! Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on...

ATS Laybacks and Floorwork with Eugenia

ATS Laybacks and Floorwork with Eugenia
01:30 pm - 03/26/2016

At Sahara Dance

Laybacks, “zippers”, and floorwork are some of the most dramatic parts of an American Tribal Style performance. In this workshop, Eugenia will take you through...

Flamenco Rhythm! Compás y Palmas

Flamenco Rhythm! Compás y Palmas
01:30 pm - 03/19/2016

At Sahara Dance

EVERY FLAMENCO PERFORMER IS A PERCUSSIONIST! Palmas are the glue that holds Flamenco music, song & dance together. In this class Magdalena cracks open the mystery...

Awesome Arms with Alyssum Pohl

Awesome Arms with Alyssum Pohl
01:30 pm - 03/12/2016

At Sahara Dance

Arms frame the belly dancer. They direct the audience’s attention and accentuate the rest of our dance. In this class, Alyssum will introduce Persian Miniature...

Be Beautiful, Be Yourself: Mindful Eating and Befriending Our Bellies

Be Beautiful, Be Yourself: Mindful Eating and Befriending Our Bellies
06:30 pm - 03/11/2016

At Sahara Dance

Develop a fresh perspective on your relationship to food, your body and your own beautiful self using mindfulness and dance practices to enjoy your life even more...

Master Classes with Yasmina Ramzy

Master Classes with Yasmina Ramzy
07:00 pm - 03/04/2016

At Sahara Dance

Yasmina Ramzy is a visionary and a highly acclaimed choreographer committed to the presentation of belly dance as high art. Since 1981, she has performed over 10,000...

Clockwork Bellydance with Khalima

Clockwork Bellydance with Khalima
01:30 pm - 02/27/2016

At Sahara Dance

Clockwork Bellydance is a 4-hour intensive designed to help you hit your mark in the music by deconstructing movement in relation to metered sounds. Like the gears...

Cabaret-Dabke Fusion

Cabaret-Dabke Fusion
01:30 pm - 02/20/2016

At Sahara Dance

Literally meaning “stomp”, Dabke is a unisex line dance performed at weddings and parties in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine. This workshop will cover...

The Sacred in Sexy with dIvInAkArInA

The Sacred in Sexy with dIvInAkArInA
01:30 pm - 02/13/2016

At Sahara Dance

A Sensual Sexual Healing of Self Experience Through a variety of exercises, meditations, sister bonding group shares, movement, belly dance and more, we will both...

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment with Lisa Johnson

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment with Lisa Johnson
12:00 pm - 02/07/2016

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson
01:30 pm - 02/06/2016

At Sahara Dance

Not just for kids anymore! Hula Hoop Dance is the renovated return of hula hooping. Learn how to hoop on and off the body, walk, turn, spin, twirl, change levels...

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel
10:00 am - 02/06/2016

At Sahara Dance

** This workshop is the first class of a 4-week series! ** Try out the first day as a workshop. If you like it, continue for the rest of the session :) Discover...

Master Class with Mohamed Shahin

Master Class with Mohamed Shahin
01:30 pm - 01/30/2016

At Sahara Dance

Saturday: Classic Oriental Song Technique and choreography. Workshop includes a 30-minute break. Sunday: Sensual, Heavy Accordion Baladi Technique and choreography....

Holiday Decompression with Alyssum Pohl

Holiday Decompression with Alyssum Pohl
01:30 pm - 01/16/2016

At Sahara Dance

The holidays can be stressful, even though they might also be full of cheer and good food and family and friends. Start this new year on relaxed footing, letting...

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment
12:00 pm - 01/10/2016

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

Flamenco Sevillanas Taster w/ La Magdalena THIS SATURDAY!

Flamenco Sevillanas Taster w/ La Magdalena THIS SATURDAY!
01:30 pm - 01/09/2016

At Sahara Dance

“Vamos para la Feria!“… Let’s go to Andalucía and celebrate Seville’s annual Spring Fair, a festival full of dance and song. Sevillanas are performed...

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel
10:00 am - 01/09/2016

At Sahara Dance

Voted the Best Dance Class in DC! Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on...

Sugar Plum Fairy Delight with Khalima

Sugar Plum Fairy Delight with Khalima
12:30 pm - 12/20/2015

At Sahara Dance

Join Khalima for an enchanting winter dance with wings, and transform yourself into a lighthearted flutter of fairies! Spin, shimmy, and fly through a sweet choreography...

Massage Ball Self-Care and Floorplay with Lisa Johnson

Massage Ball Self-Care and Floorplay with Lisa Johnson
01:30 pm - 12/19/2015

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

Golden Era Sahara Dance Salon: a Vintage Belly Dance Brunch

Golden Era Sahara Dance Salon: a Vintage Belly Dance Brunch
12:30 pm - 12/13/2015

At Sahara Dance

Allow yourself to be swept away by the romantic allure of a dance for the ages. From 1,001 Arabian Nights to present day, belly dance (raqs sharqi) continues to...

Master Class with Donna Mejia (Dec. 5-6)

Master Class with Donna Mejia (Dec. 5-6)
01:30 pm - 12/05/2015

At Sahara Dance

As a transnational fusion dance artist, Donna Mejia’s distinctive aesthetic explores the secular dances of North Africa and the Arab World with American hip hop...

Master Class with Zoe Jakes (Nov 20-22)

Master Class with Zoe Jakes (Nov 20-22)
06:30 pm - 11/20/2015

At Sahara Dance

Friday, 6:30-9:30 pm: Dear Heart They say that the first love is the hardest fall. Using emotion and movement, we will explore intensity through dance. This workshop...

Ooah - Sassy Tribal Fusion Choreography with Irina Akulenko

Ooah - Sassy Tribal Fusion Choreography with Irina Akulenko
03:45 pm - 11/14/2015

At Sahara Dance

In this workshop we will learn a tribal fusion choreography, full of attitude and class, featuring exciting combinations to display your strength and graceful femininity. We...

Waltzing Flower: Fan-Veil Choreography with Irina Akulenko

Waltzing Flower: Fan-Veil Choreography with Irina Akulenko
01:30 pm - 11/14/2015

At Sahara Dance

Learn a beautiful fan-veil Oriental choreography to a charming waltz. Fan-veils can be an incredibly expressive, lyrical prop… and they can also be very tricky. In...

Double Veil with Julie

Double Veil with Julie
01:30 pm - 11/07/2015

At Sahara Dance

You saw Julie’s stunning spinning double-veil performance at the Sahara Dance Carnival. Now you can learn to captivate audiences with the art of double veil. Learn...

Mystery in Movement with Rin Ajna

Mystery in Movement with Rin Ajna
01:30 pm - 10/31/2015

At Sahara Dance

Ready for something different on Halloween? Learn a new and unusual choreography to an original and mysterious song, composed by Rin Ajna! Participants will be...

Bellydance for the Boudoir with Khalima

Bellydance for the Boudoir with Khalima
12:00 pm - 10/25/2015

At Sahara Dance

Sexy, sassy, and sensual, dance of all forms can get you back in your body and feeling good. Belly dance has a special verve and the added benefit of physical conditioning...

Zillgasm! with Khalima

Zillgasm! with Khalima
03:45 pm - 10/24/2015

At Sahara Dance

Are you ready to dance on the floor with bells on? Then Zillgasm is the place for you! Learn how to incorporate zills into a sultry, strong, and fun floorwork routine...

Khalima’s East Coast Fusion-Flow

Khalima’s East Coast Fusion-Flow
01:30 pm - 10/24/2015

At Sahara Dance

Put on your fancy pants and get ready to shake it! Containing a little bit of this, and maybe some of that, this class is a full dose of Khalima-style Orientale...

Candle Dance: Exploring Sacred Movement with Na'la

Candle Dance: Exploring Sacred Movement with Na'la
01:30 pm - 10/17/2015

At Sahara Dance

Imagine, if you will, a quiet, shadowy space, where a slow drum beat is heard. Figures appear from the shadows, holding in their palms a delicate light to show the...

Flamenco for Belly Dancers with La Magdalena

Flamenco for Belly Dancers with La Magdalena
01:30 pm - 10/10/2015

At Sahara Dance

Although flamenco’s roots are traced to Northern India, there are many influences which played a fundamental role in the development of Flamenco music. In recent...

Hot Pot ITS Exposure!

Hot Pot ITS Exposure!
03:45 pm - 10/03/2015

At Sahara Dance

Eliot Snaith and Joanna Abel are excited to share the technical and beautiful dance language of Unmata/Hot Pot Improvisational Tribal Style dance with the DC area! In...

Introduction to Samba with Sonia

Introduction to Samba with Sonia
01:30 pm - 10/03/2015

At Sahara Dance

Samba is a musical form that developed out of a combination of rhythms and musical traditions whose origins can be traced back to the early days of Brazil. This...

Music Interpretation Potluck with Autumn Leah Ward

Music Interpretation Potluck with Autumn Leah Ward
03:45 pm - 09/26/2015

At Sahara Dance

The integration of music and movement brings literal integrity to dance artistry. Deepen your musicality with this interactive exploration of the creative process. Using...

Designer Dancecraft with Autumn Leah Ward

Designer Dancecraft with Autumn Leah Ward
01:30 pm - 09/26/2015

At Sahara Dance

Stand out from the crowd with sophistication, sincerity, and soul. In this workshop, we’ll explore different strategies for transforming technique into dance,...

Developing Choreography Intensive: Creating a Solo

Developing Choreography Intensive: Creating a Solo
12:00 am - 09/20/2015

At Sahara Dance

Learn the essentials for creating a belly dance solo or small group choreography for stage. Delve deeply into your creativity through structured improvisation to...

A Day of Drum Solos with Shahrzad & Marshall

A Day of Drum Solos with Shahrzad & Marshall
01:30 pm - 09/19/2015

At Sahara Dance

The drum solo is one of the most exciting and dynamic parts of a dancer’s performance. It is a time to showcase technical skills, energy, and personality. Shahrzad...

Fresh from Cairo: Stylization and Combos with Shahrzad

Fresh from Cairo: Stylization and Combos with Shahrzad
07:30 pm - 09/18/2015

At Sahara Dance

Work on getting that unique Cairo flavor in this fun workshop with Shahrzad. Learn the latest techniques, combos, and trends in Egyptian dance, set to the newest...

Master Class with Virginia

Master Class with Virginia
01:30 pm - 09/12/2015

At Sahara Dance

Virginia has captivated a worldwide public with breathtaking performances, a dynamic presence, and a soulful interpretation of Oriental Dance. Considered to be...

Sahara Dance Hafla, featuring Virginia!

Sahara Dance Hafla, featuring Virginia!
07:30 pm - 09/11/2015

At Sahara Dance

Join us for an evening of coin-jingling, fringe-flying fun with a performance by legendary guest artist, Virginia! Virginia has captivated a worldwide public with...

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel
06:00 pm - 09/11/2015

At Sahara Dance

Voted the Best Dance Class in DC! Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on...

Raqs al-Assaya (Cane) Combinations with Omoladun

Raqs al-Assaya (Cane) Combinations with Omoladun
01:30 pm - 09/05/2015

At Sahara Dance

Brush that cane off and give it a twirl! An earthy dance from the Sa’id region of Egypt, raqs al-assaya can be performed strictly as a folkloric dance or elements...

Sahara Dance Caravan Company: a traveling troupe! Fall tour: 15th annual Rakstar International Belly Dance Festival in Miami!

Sahara Dance Caravan Company: a traveling troupe! Fall tour: 15th annual Rakstar International Belly Dance Festival in Miami!
06:30 pm - 08/26/2015

At Sahara Dance

Company Directors: Rachel / Jennifer Company Manager: Gretchen Love belly dance? Love travel? Join the new Sahara Dance Caravan Company! Open to Sahara Dance company...

2015 Bali Retreat with Rachel Brice: The HeART of Belly Dance

2015 Bali Retreat with Rachel Brice: The HeART of Belly Dance
12:00 am - 08/22/2015

At Sahara Dance

Desa Seni, Bali August 22-29, 2015 saharadance.com/bali The Heart of Belly Dance Retreats focus on the joy of belly dance as a way to vibrant health, joyful community,...

Master Class with Mardi Love (August 14-16)

Master Class with Mardi Love (August 14-16)
06:00 pm - 08/14/2015

At Sahara Dance

Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm - Zils Class Oh where have the days of blue fingertips and bleeding eardrums gone? Mardi presents a pocketful of movements and tailor-made zil...

Massage Ball Self-Care and Floorplay with Lisa Johnson

Massage Ball Self-Care and Floorplay with Lisa Johnson
12:00 pm - 08/09/2015

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

Sahara Dance Carnival (August 8)

Sahara Dance Carnival (August 8)
12:00 am - 08/08/2015

At Sahara Dance

A magical evening of revelry, music and dance! Mardi Gras meets Middle Eastern moulid, featuring: 5:00 pm show: Al-‘Anqa (solo) Eve (solo) Julie...

I Got Rhythms! (Live Music) with Omoladun and Randy

I Got Rhythms! (Live Music) with Omoladun and Randy
01:30 pm - 08/01/2015

At Sahara Dance

Drums are the heart beat of belly dance and the soul of Arabic music. With this introduction to rhythms you will learn all about the most common drum patterns found...

Best Foot Forward: Clean and Confident Footwork, Transitions, Travel Steps, and Turns with Autumn Leah Ward

Best Foot Forward: Clean and Confident Footwork, Transitions, Travel Steps, and Turns with Autumn Leah Ward
01:30 pm - 07/25/2015

At Sahara Dance

“Best Foot Forward” guides you through footwork as both a foundation and a finishing detail, illustrating how elements combine to transform weight changes into...

Sahara Dance Movie Night: American Belly Dance Legends

Sahara Dance Movie Night: American Belly Dance Legends
07:00 pm - 07/24/2015

At Sahara Dance

Join your fellow Sahara Dance students and faculty for a special summer movie night. Learn about the dance pioneers that started the Belly Dance movement in the...

Women’s Ritual Dance with Nada Khodlova

Women’s Ritual Dance with Nada Khodlova
03:45 pm - 07/18/2015

At Sahara Dance

You are invited to dance with the community in traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures,...

Spanish Gypsy Skirt Dance with Nada Khodlova

Spanish Gypsy Skirt Dance with Nada Khodlova
01:30 pm - 07/18/2015

At Sahara Dance

In this beautiful ancient Gypsy “Gitano” barefoot flamenco dance form, the Spanish Gypsy Skirt dance, we will experience the fanning of the skirt, the closing,...

Bellywood Grooves with Malina

Bellywood Grooves with Malina
01:30 pm - 07/11/2015

At Sahara Dance

Embark on a journey further east as you learn a unique fusion of Indian Bollywood dance and belly dance. Bollywood is a blend of classical Indian dance, Indian folk...

Master Class with Sahra Saeeda

Master Class with Sahra Saeeda
06:30 am - 06/26/2015

At Sahara Dance

Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm: Belly Dance History Explore how Egyptian folkloric dances shaped and influence the essence of oriental dance. Belly Dance History Date: June...

Hairography! with Shahrzad

Hairography! with Shahrzad
12:00 pm - 06/21/2015

At Sahara Dance

Movements of the head and hair have long had their presence in both folkloric and oriental dance. They add a sexy and striking element to the dance and are essential...

Killer Khaleegi with Shahrzad

Killer Khaleegi with Shahrzad
10:00 am - 06/21/2015

At Sahara Dance

Khaleegi is a style of dance and music originating from the Saudi Arabian peninsula characterized by pulsating footwork with layers of upper body, hips, and head...

Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Dancers with Debora Jackson

Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Dancers with Debora Jackson
03:45 pm - 06/20/2015

At Sahara Dance

Yoga can help you become a stronger, better dancer! Yoga increases body awareness, builds strength, improves flexibility and balance. One of the most valuable tools...

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson

Hula Hoop Dance with Debora Jackson
01:30 pm - 06/20/2015

At Sahara Dance

Not just for kids anymore! Hula Hoop Dance is the renovated return of hula hooping. Learn how to hoop on and off the body, walk, turn, spin, twirl, change levels...

Sahara Dance Caravan Company: a traveling troupe!

Sahara Dance Caravan Company: a traveling troupe!
10:00 am - 06/14/2015

At Sahara Dance

Company Director: Rachel Assistant Director: Jennifer Company Manager: Gretchen Love belly dance? Love travel? Join the new Sahara Dance Caravan Company! Open...

Dance Your Heart: Finding Your Own Artistic Style with Omoladun

Dance Your Heart: Finding Your Own Artistic Style with Omoladun
01:30 pm - 06/13/2015

At Sahara Dance

“You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.” - Martha Graham Like snowflakes and people, no two dancers are alike - and that...

Intro to Turkish Rom with Eugenia

Intro to Turkish Rom with Eugenia
01:30 pm - 06/06/2015

At Sahara Dance

The nomadic Romany or Roma people (sometimes referred to by the slur “gypsy”) dance a vibrant style filled with gestures, pelvic movements, and complicated footwork. While...

Developing Choreography Intensive: Creating a Solo

Developing Choreography Intensive: Creating a Solo
12:00 pm - 05/31/2015

At Sahara Dance

Learn the essentials for creating a belly dance solo or small group choreography for stage. Delve deeply into your creativity through structured improvisation to...

Hairography! with Shahrzad

Hairography! with Shahrzad
03:45 pm - 05/30/2015

At Sahara Dance

Movements of the head and hair have long had their presence in both folkloric and oriental dance. They add a sexy and striking element to the dance and are essential...

Killer Khaleegi with Shahrzad

Killer Khaleegi with Shahrzad
01:30 pm - 05/30/2015

At Sahara Dance

Khaleegi is a style of dance and music originating from the Saudi Arabian peninsula characterized by pulsating footwork with layers of upper body, hips, and head...

Improvisation with Laura

Improvisation with Laura
01:30 pm - 05/23/2015

At Sahara Dance

Experiment with fun tips and tools for improvising to Arab music. Learn musical understanding, phrasing, and techniques for overcoming improvisational stage-fright....

Tribal Roulette: Gatsby Edition with Gabrielle

Tribal Roulette: Gatsby Edition with Gabrielle
01:30 pm - 05/16/2015

At Sahara Dance

Learn a fun 1920’s-inspired choreography that draws from the playful expressiveness of Oriental style, the challenging isolations and sharpness of fusion and the...

Mother’s Day! Mother/Daughter Dance with Alyssum & Brooke Pohl

Mother’s Day! Mother/Daughter Dance with Alyssum & Brooke Pohl
12:00 pm - 05/10/2015

At Sahara Dance

Alyssum Pohl, 34, and her mother, Brooke Pohl, 61, will be co-teaching this special Mother’s Day workshop. Learn connection exercises, partner stretches and fun...

Moulid Sampler: Egyptian Folkloric Styles with Omoladun

Moulid Sampler: Egyptian Folkloric Styles with Omoladun
01:30 pm - 05/09/2015

At Sahara Dance

A moulid is a celebration of a saint’s birth, and Egypt is well-known for it’s lively and festive moulids! Of course, every festival requires music and dancing....

Waackin/Punkin & House (2 1-hour workshops) with Esperonto Bean

Waackin/Punkin & House (2 1-hour workshops) with Esperonto Bean
02:00 pm - 05/03/2015

At Sahara Dance

Waackin/Punkin - Sundays, 2:00-3:00 pm Explore Waackin/Punkin, a dance style characterized by intricate arm motions around the head and body with periodic poses...

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel

Introduction to Belly Dance with Rachel
01:00 pm - 05/03/2015

At Sahara Dance

Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on one of the oldest social dances in...

Advanced Belly Technique with Shahrzad

Advanced Belly Technique with Shahrzad
03:45 pm - 05/02/2015

At Sahara Dance

Whip your abdominals into tip top shape with this challenging workshop! Shahrzad will teach many of her signature belly moves including some of her most advanced...

Elegant Arms with Shahrzad

Elegant Arms with Shahrzad
01:30 pm - 05/02/2015

At Sahara Dance

Movements of the arms add emotion, drama, and accentuation to any dancers performance. Learn elegant poses, gestures, and movements of the arms and how to add them...

Week-long Intensive with Shahrzad

Week-long Intensive with Shahrzad
06:00 pm - 04/27/2015

At Sahara Dance

*Roots of Belly Dance 5-day Intensive* (single day registration now available!) April 27-May 1, 6:00-8:00 pm each day Delve into dance from a new perspective and...

Massage Ball Self-Care and Floorplay with Lisa Johnson

Massage Ball Self-Care and Floorplay with Lisa Johnson
11:30 am - 04/26/2015

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

13th annual ‘Under a Desert Moon’ Gala

13th annual ‘Under a Desert Moon’ Gala
05:00 pm - 04/25/2015

At Sahara Dance

Don’t miss the 13th anniversary of this exhilarating show: Under a Desert Moon: A Belly Dance Spectacular! Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Glitz, Glam and Good Old Fashioned...

Master Classes with Karim Nagi

Master Classes with Karim Nagi
01:30 pm - 04/11/2015

At Sahara Dance

Saturday, April 11 1:30-2:30 pm: Dabke (Arabic line dancing) 2:30-5:30 pm: Live Drum Solo for Dancers (movement) Sunday, April 12 12:00-4:00 pm: Music Literacy...

Raw: A Drum Solo Choreography with Dellaneira

Raw: A Drum Solo Choreography with Dellaneira
03:45 pm - 04/04/2015

At Sahara Dance

“Let the music become one with your soul and dance like the world is yours.” Be prepared to sweat and enjoy a fun, dynamic choreography to a song filled with...

Spins, Turns and Travel: Steps for Every Dancer with Dellaneira

Spins, Turns and Travel: Steps for Every Dancer with Dellaneira
01:30 pm - 04/04/2015

At Sahara Dance

Add effective transitions to help your choreography or improvisational performance look flawless with every step. Suitable for Beginner to Advanced dancers, this...

Waackin/Punkin - House with Esperonto

Waackin/Punkin - House with Esperonto
01:30 pm - 03/28/2015

At Sahara Dance

This two-hour workshop will combine Waackin/Punkin and House dance styles, with a focus on technique, freestyle concepts and choreography. Waackin/Punkin was created...

Modern Egyptian Style with The Ruby Lady

Modern Egyptian Style with The Ruby Lady
03:45 pm - 03/21/2015

At Sahara Dance

Modern Egyptian belly dance is more than just a technical approach; it’s a feeling, a mood, a mindset. In this workshop we will discuss what makes Modern Egyptian...

Bambout with The Ruby Lady

Bambout with The Ruby Lady
01:30 pm - 03/21/2015

At Sahara Dance

Get in touch with your inner sailor lass in this cute and challenging Egyptian folklore style from Port Saiid. The steps, style, combinations and of course, everyone’s...

Authenticity with Alyssum Pohl

Authenticity with Alyssum Pohl
01:30 pm - 03/14/2015

At Sahara Dance

“Art, at its best, is not a competition to outdo others or even ourselves. The focus is more appropriately channeled to reveal our hearts and to hint at the illumination...

Sahara Dance Hafla featuring Yasmina Ramzy

Sahara Dance Hafla featuring Yasmina Ramzy
07:30 pm - 03/07/2015

At Sahara Dance

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Yasmina Ramzy and Sahara Dance faculty and friends! Join us for an evening of coin-jingling, fringe-flying fun with a...

Master Class with Yasmina Ramzy

Master Class with Yasmina Ramzy
06:30 pm - 03/06/2015

At Sahara Dance

March 6 - 8, 2015 Friday, March 6 6:30-7:30 pm: Lecture: Belly Dance and Feminism, Sexuality, Self Esteem and Spirituality 8:00-9:30 pm: Workshop X Saturday, March...

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